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FTP Plugin

Postby reneuend » Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:01 pm

I'm working on a new plugin that will allow users to post information from their games to the internet via an FTP plugin. It's in the early stages, but I'm hopeful.
This should allow you to set up a game so when a player uses your game, they can post their score to your website via FTP. You could use it for other purposes also, but this seemed more likely.
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Re: FTP Plugin

Postby Vengeance66 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:05 am

Cool! I like the idea! :-)
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Re: FTP Plugin

Postby skype6 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:08 pm

Great idea! Just, keep it up.
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Re: FTP Plugin

Postby Lyberodoggy » Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:55 pm

Hello Bob,
This is a nice idea indeed, I have however some suggestions:

1)VB6, on which AM is built, supports Sockets. It would be nice to implement a plugin that helps the simple user upload/download/sync info with just some clicks, while it lets the experienced user enhance its capabilities, by exposing an interface to a socket infrastructure. I had this idea long ago, but never had the dedication to build it. I could help you build something like that now, though.

2)If you plan on letting the user upload only scores and stuff like that, maybe it's best to use a php script on the server and create a plugin on AM that makes an HTTP POST request to that script, posting the data. POST supports uploading more than a few MBs, which in plain text files such as .INIs sounds more than enough. Also the response to the request can be practically anything, from a parseable html, xml or json file to simple text or our favourite ini format, so the plugin could also read data from the server that way.

I am telling you this, because FTP is a pain with all the security etc.
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Re: FTP Plugin

Postby reneuend » Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:28 pm

It was like you anticipated my mistake! :shock:
I was trying to do this via FTP but there are too many ways for it to go wrong.
I like the php script idea. This is a much better route. :mrgreen:
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Re: FTP Plugin

Postby Lyberodoggy » Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:11 pm

It is definitely easier regarding the service and the security of the transactions.
Still, implementing it for AM would require custom controls (OCX), since the engine won't let you initialize an msxml2.xmlhttp object with CreateObject
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